I'm getting so aggravated trying to get a rich, smooth tone out of my gear and would like some input on maybe what the problem is. I have always been much more of a player and not so great on the tone end of things but it really needs to get better and start complimenting my playing. Gear: 1. 1973 Fender Twin 2. American Deluxe Tele(Maple Neck, N3 Noiseless Pickups) 3. Handwired Ts-808, Paisley Drive, Carbon Copy Delay, MXR Custom Comp, Ernie Ball VP, Snark Tuner, Cry Baby Wah. 4. Elixir 10's, Wegen/Blue Chip Picks 1.4 mm I do not understand how my tone sucks with gear like this. I play in a country band and I play everything from jazzy originals to merle haggard to Jason Aldean stuff. I am a very very versatile player and at times I will do shreddy rock type stuff and other times I'll be doing Brent Mason style stuff. I cannot seem to get a versatile tone to accommodate the differences in styles at all. I need a thicker, warm distortion for the Aldean rock style stuff and I need a tight/high output type of sound with a little meat on it(Paisley Drive) for songs like workin' man blues etc. I constantly have to reach down and screw levels up trying to adjust volume and tone on my pedals and amp during gigs and I can't stand it anymore. Problems 1. No versatitility 2. Low output (Is this the n-3 noiseless?) Should I switch to seymour duncan or some fralin's? 3. A tightness in tone (No warmth or smoothness) Maybe the Twin is just too old and outdated and I need a new amp. I just need my tone to reflect my level of performance on the guitar and I am so frustrated with it. I think it is either crappy pickups, an outdated amp or bad amp EQ. Can someone please give me some advice? Thanks so much!